The accelerated window work method using vertical formwork for tall residential building construction

Taehoon Kim, Hyunsu Lim, Chang Won Kim, Dongmin Lee, Hunhee Cho, Kyung In Kang

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In tall residential building construction, there is a process gap between the window work and the structural work. This process gap extends the total period of the project and increases its cost. In addition, as this process gap increases external exposure to noise and dust, it negatively affects the environment of a site and often causes civil complaints. This paper introduces a new window work process called the accelerated window work (AWW) method, which minimizes the process gap and can reduce construction cost and duration and the number of civil complaints. We provide technical details and management elements of the AWW method with a case study that demonstrates the reductions in construction costs and duration compared with the conventional method. This work contributes to the body of knowledge in window work in tall buildings by introducing and validating a new window work method and process. The proposed method will be useful for practitioners who are under short-term constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Article number456
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 9

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  • Accelerated window work method
  • Tall residential building construction
  • Vertical formwork
  • Window work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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